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Bybit and DMCC Crypto Centre Announce Top Ten Finalists for the Web3 Unleashed: Crypto Innovation Challenge

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Bybit, in collaboration with the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) Crypto Centre, is proud to announce the top ten finalists for the hackathon: “Web3 Unleashed: Crypto Innovation Challenge.” This showcases innovative Web3 startups and aspiring businesses in the UAE, showcasing their contributions to the digital asset market.

From the 100 teams who applied, ten have been selected for their groundbreaking work across various sectors of the blockchain industry, including GameFi, decentralized finance (DeFi), NFTs, and sustainable blockchain solutions. These teams will present their entries at the event showcase on Nov. 22.

Team EVA.IO is pioneering a decentralized Supervised Machine Learning rating system for Crypto, DeFi, and NFTs, while Cyborg Network redefines cloud computing within the Polkadot Ecosystem. Copin empowers users to leverage insights from top on-chain traders, and Pravica pioneers peer-to-peer Web3 messaging and value transfer infrastructure.

Top Ledger introduces an enterprise-level blockchain analytics solution, as Edu3Labs merges education with blockchain for a more rewarding learning experience, and iTeller is a profitable fintech/crypto OTC business. Meanwhile, Timeswap breaks new ground with its fully decentralized lending and borrowing protocol.

Akka brings AI-powered efficiency to cross-chain asset movement, and DRIFE, dubbed “Taxi 3.0,” aims to overhaul the traditional ride-hailing industry. These ten teams stand to win from a prize pool of up to 100,000 USDT, including a cash prize equivalent to 50,000 USDT and additional prizes worth 50,000 USDT, such as access to Brinc’s accelerator, a complementary DMCC license, and a Hacken smart contract audit.

“The ‘Web3 Unleashed: Crypto Innovation Challenge’ is more than a competition; it’s a testament to the transformative power of collaboration in the era of blockchain technology,” said Ben Zhou, co-founder and CEO. “Fostering an environment where innovation thrives is one of our top priorities on our mission to become the world’s Crypto Ark.”

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Financial industry bodies defend permissionless blockchains against Basel Committee’s classification

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Five financial industry bodies have pushed back against the treatment of permissionless blockchains by a global banking supervision authority.

In December, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) published a report on proposed amendments to bank capital requirements for digital assets, stablecoins, and tokenized assets.

The report classified all permissionless blockchains as high-risk, claiming that some risks could not be mitigated through existing solutions. BCBS was particularly concerned about banks’ lack of control over third parties who conduct most operations on these blockchains. It also warned about their privacy, finality, liquidity, and political, legal, and policy risks.

In response, five global financial industry regulators have defended permissionless blockchains. In a joint response, they stated that the industry “has all necessary expertise and robust compliance frameworks to fully identify, manage and mitigate these risks.”

The five are the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, the Global Financial Markets Association, the Institute of International Finance, the Futures Industry Association, and the Financial Services Forum.

Blockchain’s application in the financial industry is evolving, and regulators must not disincentivize banks from exploring the technology, the regulators stated. By putting up unnecessary hurdles, the BCBS would only push these institutions to the non-regulated shadow banking space, which would be riskier for them.

The regulators further noted that dozens of global banks have conducted successful pilots using permissionless blockchains. These pilots have shed more light on the technology’s application and allowed them to understand and control emergent risks.

The BCBS approach is unfair to blockchain and veers away from the regulator’s long-held “same asset, same risk” approach, they added.

“While we acknowledge that risk mitigation techniques are evolving for permissionless crypto assets…we are confident that solutions already exist in respect of specific use cases,” the five stated.

They believe deciding whether to build on permissionless blockchains should be left to the banks.

The financial sector has been a leader in blockchain adoption, with some, like JPMorgan (NASDAQ: JPM), developing their own permissioned networks, albeit unsuccessfully. However, most have relied on existing solutions to build applications spanning settlement, bond issuance, tokenization, etc.

Source: coingeek.com

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